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SaaS Updates Summary: April 27 – May 1

BetterCloud Monitor

May 1, 2020

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Last week brought a deluge of SaaS updates. From Google further improving Meet to Slack updating a number of their apps, it’s apparent that the SaaS companies are working hard to make remote work as efficient as possible. Keep reading for all of the SaaS updates you might have missed.

Enhanced Security for Windows 10 Devices Now Generally Available
G Suite Updates | You can now manage and secure Windows 10 devices through the Admin console, just as you do for Android, iOS, Chrome, and Jamboard devices. This also means you can enable SSO so users can more easily access G Suite and other SSO-enabled applications on Windows 10 devices.

Video Conference Anywhere With Low-light Mode for Google Meet on Mobile
G Suite Updates | Google Meet will now automatically enhance your video to adapt to low light conditions. Now, you can take a video call from anywhere, even without suboptimal lighting, on your Android or iOS device without fear that others on the call won’t be able to see you.

New Data Exfiltration Protections for G Suite Data on iOS Devices
G Suite Updates | Google is adding new security controls that admins can use to protect sensitive company data on iOS devices.

Context-aware Access for SAML Apps Available in Beta
G Suite Updates | Google is enhancing Context-Aware Access (CAA) with a beta that enables admins to use it to control SAML apps. This gives admins the ability to control access to SAML apps based on the user, the device, and the context they are in when they are trying to access an app.

Save Power by Automatically Turning Off Google Meet Hardware Displays
G Suite Updates | Google has added a setting in the Admin console to allow you to enable power-saving signaling over HDMI from Google Meet hardware. When enabled, this feature can help you save power by turning off Meet hardware displays when they’re not in use.

New Sharing Dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
G Suite Updates | Google is updating the interface you use to share files from Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms on the web. This will replace the previous interface used to share files and manage members of shared drives. These changes will make it easier to share files only with specific people without expanding access beyond what’s needed.

Speed up Your Work With These 9 Newly Updated Apps for Slack
Several People are Typing | Apps from Doodle, Cisco Webex, Freshdesk, and more now include shortcuts—built-in actions for using your favorite tools right in Slack.

New Tools to Help IT Empower Employees Securely in a Remote Work World​
Microsoft 365 Blog | Check out this article for all the new features Microsoft has rolled out to help us navigate working from home.

For last week’s SaaS updates (and beyond), click here for our archive.